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Daren Williams
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Ride the Rockies 2017 Route Includes Three of the Ten Steepest Passes in Colorado!
I saw this post from a friend of mine on Facebook this morning and just had to click and see how many of them I have ridden on my bike. As I scanned the list I realized that we will ride three of them on Ride the Rockies 2017 , including #9 Wolf Creek Pass ...

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Food is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Saturday, April 22. Earth Day 2017.  We woke to snow falling in Colorado this morning. Big flakes melting as they hit the ground, nourishing the grass and flowers that have sprung up in recent weeks. It was a beautiful sight but I really need to start getti...

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Food is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  Saturday, April 22. Earth Day 2017. We woke to snow falling in Colorado this morning. Big flakes melting as they hit the ground, nourishing the grass and flowers that have sprung up in recent weeks. It was a beautiful sight but I really need to start gett...

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My RTR Gear is Here!
This just got real! My official Ride the Rockies  2017 hat, sticker and $25 gift certificate to the RTR merchandise store arrived in the mail today. I love the gift certificate idea. Instead of sending the traditional commemorative route shirt to everyone, ...

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1,000 Miles in 100 (and one) Days!
This morning I rode 11 miles on my CycleOps Fluid2 * indoor trainer. It may not seem like much but it was significant. This is the first time, since I began recording my mileage on my Garmin Edge * cycling computer, that I have reached 1,000 miles in the fi...

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Ride the Rockies 2017 Training Update: March Madness
What do you do when your team loses in the Elite 8? Shred your bracket and focus on your next big goal! For me, that is Ride the Rockies 2017 , starting 11 weeks from today. My March Madness ended last night with the Jayhawks' loss so its nice to have somet...

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2017 RTR Lottery Accepted!
It began with a text from Rocker on Friday morning. The charges had hit his card. So I checked my credit card app and sure enough, there it was, a charge from Ride the Rockies . That's a sure sign that you're in -- RTR doesn't charge your card unless you ar...

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Are you Ready to Rock? My brother Jonny Rocker and I just registered for Ride the Rockies 2017 ! Now the waiting begins. We will find out March 3rd whether we are chosen in the lottery . RTR is capped at 2,000 riders but I have gotten in every time I have r...

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So Far, So Good **Knock on Wood**
My winter training is going well. ** knock on wood **  Following Cycle Oregon in September, I maintained a good base of around 200 miles per month in October and November. I kicked it up to 300 per month in December and January (all but 22 miles of which we...
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